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Self-Proclaimed 'Icon' Adam Rippon Takes Final Olympic Skate

Self-Proclaimed 'Icon' Adam Rippon Takes Final Olympic Skate

By Jake Seiner | Feb 17
Ever the showman, and with his trademark grace and flair, Rippon took his final skate of the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday. He finished 10th, a fine result for a 28-year-old who was never expected to medal.

Javier Fernandez Trending as Latest Olympic Hottie

Javier Fernandez Trending as Latest Olympic Hottie

Feb 16
The Spanish skater Javier Fernandez trended today after his spectacular short program last night at the Olympics. Will he win tonight? And what of his bromance with his rival Yuzuru Hanyu?

He Claimed the Gold - Now Out Figure Skater Eric Radford is Retiring

He Claimed the Gold - Now Out Figure Skater Eric Radford is Retiring

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 16
Openly gay Canadian athlete Eric Radford and his figure skating partner, Meagan Duhamel, both from Ontario, took the gold in one event and the bronze in another at the Winter Olympics. Next? Retirement.

Gus Kenworthy Breaks Thumb, Disses Pence

Gus Kenworthy Breaks Thumb, Disses Pence

Feb 16
In a tweet today informing his fans of a broken thumb, Olympic athlete Gus Kensworthy said that the injury would not keep him from competing -- though it would be another reason not to shake hands with Mike Pence.

Terror, Heroism Revealed In Oregon Climbing Death 911 Calls

Terror, Heroism Revealed In Oregon Climbing Death 911 Calls

By Gillian Flaccus | Feb 16
The first thing that Braton Jurasevich noticed as he clambered down Mount Hood toward his fallen fellow mountain climber was the blood - a lot of it.

2014 Champ Shiffrin 4th Behind Hansdotter in Olympic Slalom

2014 Champ Shiffrin 4th Behind Hansdotter in Olympic Slalom

By Howard Fendrich | Feb 16
Mikaela Shiffrin is, without a doubt, the best women's slalom skier there is. Has been for years. All of the victories confirm it. Her competitors are aware of it. And, yes, so is she.

Topless Tongan Set to Ski But Not Dressed for Success

Topless Tongan Set to Ski But Not Dressed for Success

By Steve Reed | Feb 15
Tongan cross-country skier Pita Taufatofua joked that he has two immediate goals when he competes in his first Winter Olympic event on Friday: Don't hit a tree and finish before they turn off the lights.

NBC's Miller Sorry for Suggesting Marriage Is Bad for Skiers

NBC's Miller Sorry for Suggesting Marriage Is Bad for Skiers

By David Bauder | Feb 15
Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Original Participants Return for 10th Gay Games in Paris

Original Participants Return for 10th Gay Games in Paris

By Andy Smith | Feb 15
Paris 2018 is especially exciting because approximately 20 athletes and musicians who participated in every edition of the games since Gay Games I in San Francisco (1982) will be returning for Gay Games 10.

Svindal Wins Olympic Downhill to Become Oldest Alpine Champ

Svindal Wins Olympic Downhill to Become Oldest Alpine Champ

By Graham Dunbar | Feb 15
As he approached his 35th birthday, Aksel Lund Svindal didn't always feel like he would make Olympic history as the oldest Alpine gold medalist.

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